Heart, Head & Hand®: Practical Persuasion

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Strengthen your competency, authority, and persuasive abilities.
Stimulate your listener’s desire to take and sustain action.
Align your team in projecting and contributing to a strong and unified institutional voice.

Professional communication is a means an end goal, and Thaler Pekar & Partners’ Heart, Head & Hand® framework offers leaders a modern, scientific, and practical approach to persuasive communication.

Large and small organizations throughout the world are investing in establishing Heart, Head & Hand as the preferred model for both internal and external communication. As a result, smart leaders are more confidently and effectively engaging with customers and prospects, resulting in increased sales, donations, and influence.

Whether you are looking to persuade your customers, staff, or board, in this fast-paced, highly interactive half-, full-, or multi-day program, you will discover a practical approach to persuading people to do what you want them to do.

Heart, Head & Hand® is fully supported by customized, participatory training and individual and group coaching.


“As a result of the group training and individual coaching that we receive from Thaler, Wellspring staff are presenting their work in ways that show more confidence and organization, while letting the passion for our work shine through.” – John and Myles Taylor, Wellspring Advisors


Read Thaler Pekar’s Heart, Head & Hand: An Advanced Approach to Persuasive Communication article published by Philanthropy News Digest.

Interested in customizing this program for your organization or team?
Please contact us.

Heart, Head & Hand® is a registered trademark of Thaler Pekar & Partners.

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Upcoming Events & Appearances

April 11, 2019
Storytelling and Social Change, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

February 21, 2019
Public Engagement for Academics: The Use and Abuse of Story, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

December 14, 2018
Beyond Understanding: Listening for Emergence, NYC

November 15, 2018
NationSwell Summit on Solutions, NYC

October 30, 2018
Listen Better, Hear More, free Waggl webinar

October 24 & 25, 2018
Behavioral Summit, NYC

October 18-21, 2018
National Harm Reduction Conference panelist, New Orleans

October 10-12, 2018
Communications Network, San Francisco

September 25-27, 2018
Participatory Narrative Program, San Diego

September 12 & 13, 2018
Building Narrative Power for Racial & Health Equity convening, NYC

June 21 & 22, 2018
Inspirefest keynote, Dublin

June 11, 2018
Biodiversity Funders Group, Kona, HI

June 7, 2018
Your Solution Story Matters, closing keynote, North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations

April 12, 2018
Persuasive Speaking & Storytelling, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

March 22-25, 2018
Palliative Care Advanced Narrative Medicine Workshop, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, NYC

March 20, 2018
Finding, Developing & Sharing Your Success Story, Foundation for Jewish Camp, Baltimore

March 16, 2018
How to Write an OpEd, Institute for Advanced Study

February 15, 2018
How to Write an OpEd, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

February 6-9, 2018
FRANK conference, FL

January 18, 2018
Montefiore Medical Center ObGYN Advocacy Track

January 11 & 12, 2018
Grass Foundation, Los Angeles

November 1, 2017
Staff Retreat: Communication & Story Exploration, NYC Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control

October 27, 2017
Storytelling is Only Half the Story, public program, NYC

September 27-29, 2017
Communications Network Conference

September 26, 2017
"The Corporate Communication Function and Social Responsibility", Emerson College, Boston

September 18 & 19, 2017
Oral History Collection, Ireland

September 13, 2017
Storytelling is Only Half the Story: The Value of Narrative Enquiry, Dublin, Ireland

Week of April 24, 2017
Oral History Collection, Bermuda

April 12, 2017
Narrative Leadership Program,
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